NOŪS Santorini, is part of a unique family of hotels, Semiramis Athens, and New Hotel Athens, all three finding a perfect formula of blending architecture and design. All three hotels including NOŪS Santorini are party of the Donkey Hotels Group operated by YES! Hotels.
NOŪS Santorini Architecture & Art
The 5 Star art and design oasis that is NOŪS Santorini was shaped by two architecture practices Divercity Architects and MplusM Architects. The resort’s architecture, in its concept and design, celebrates the island’s architectural heritage through modern interpretation. NOŪS’s design ethos, influenced by Santorini’s distinctive murals and ‘kouloura’ vine knitting, radiates throughout its earthy and warm color palette, enhancing the resort’s connection to its historic roots.
The expansive 119-room hotel part of the chain owned by the Joannou family and Dakis Joannou is also a strong example how a hotel can celebrate and uphold young artists. Something of a signature for a Joannou’s hotel, where each corner and even individual rooms are dedicated to server as art galleries in its own right.Reflecting this ethos, NOŪS proudly stands as a member of Design Hotels, maintaining the YES! Hotel group’s innovative spirit since it launched Greece‘s first Design Hotel with Semiramis in 2004.
Art also takes center stage at NOŪS, where an extensive collection of works by 12 contemporary Greek artists, curated by Nadia Argyropoulou, infuses each space with creative energy. These pieces, inspired by the dual nature of volcanoes, serve as a tribute to Santorini’s storied past. Complementing this artistic narrative, timeless furniture pieces designed by Doshi & Levien, Konstantin Grcic, Faye Toogood, and others, echo the Aegean’s minimalist elegance, resulting in a modern sanctuary for relaxation and inspiration.
NOŪS Santorini Rooms & Wellness
Today, NOŪS Santorini is more than a stay; it’s an experience. Most rooms feature private pools and expansive private gardens, meticulously landscaped by Doxiadis+, creating lush, tranquil retreats for every guest. The resort’s culinary offerings reflect a commitment to quality and authenticity, highlighting local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, while the Wine Cellar provides a sophisticated journey into Santorini’s renowned viticulture.
Wellness at NOŪS is an art form in itself, with an exceptional spa illuminated by the creative lighting design of Eleftheria Deko. Here, five treatment rooms, a plethora of water-based facilities, and a yoga area await. Therapists, using local raw materials like the island’s unique grapes, tailor treatments to rejuvenate body and mind, while the Vitamin Bar offers nourishing refreshments.
Santorini Inspired Gastronomy
At NOŪS, food is celebrated in same form as art. Culinary excellence is built upon two fundamental principles: the use of high-quality, local ingredients and a sincere, straightforward culinary approach. The ingredients sourced for the resort’s gastronomic offerings are selected for their rich flavors and originate from Santorini as well as other regions across Greece. These authentic tastes, combined with traditional local cooking methods, serve as the chefs’ muse at the ALL DAY POOL Restaurant.
Recognizing the fascination with Santorini’s winemaking, NOŪS invites guests to deepen their appreciation for the island’s wines through curated tastings within its bespoke Wine Cellar. Adding to the hotel’s culinary repertoire is the newly opened Elio’s Italian American Chophouse, a fresh concept blending timeless Italian flare with the dynamic atmosphere of a New York-style trattoria. Here, guests can savor classic Italian dishes infused with the finest produce from the Cyclades, creating a unique gastronomic experience that bridges Italian tradition and local Greek bounty.
NOUS Santorini re-opens its doors for the 2024 season April 22nd – discover more of the hotel in our gallery:
NOŪS Santorini, Greece
Mesaria Thiras, 84700 Santorini
T: +30 2286 440200 (Hotel)
T: +30 210 3273200 (Central Reservations)
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